Signs of healthy nails
Pinkish-white nail plates
Nails and white tips are even lengths
Prominent half-moon-shaped white section at nail base
Signs of unhealthy nails
Peeling or splitting nails could be dryness or the result of vitamin deficiency
Tiny white spots usually mean you are biting your nails or painting them too often
Horizontal grooves could be from stress, high fevers, or jamming your fingers
Red, swollen skin around nails could be from removing or biting cuticles
Spoon-shaped nails could be a sign of iron deficiency or anemia.
6 helpful tips.
1. Clean your hands carefully.
The first step in taking care of strong and healthy nails is to clean them. Use an acetone-free nail polish remover to remove all traces of polish. Then, exfoliate and remove stains by scrubbing your nails with a toothbrush.
2. Treat your nails gently.
Nails look sturdy, but they are actually very fragile and need to be taken care of. Using metal objects that dig deep under the nail can damage and cause onycholysis. Direct contact with strong detergents also weakens the nail and makes the nail surface rough and dark. Therefore, to have a beautiful nails as well as attractive hands, you should wear specialized gloves when in contact with strong detergents and limit the use of metal tools to clean the corners of the nails.
3. Clip your nails regularly
Regular nail clipping may seem like it will not help in nourishing the nails, but in fact, regular nail trimming has great benefits for nails, helping to remove damaged old nail layers and support new nails to grow thicker, and stronger, and healthier.
4. Use a base coat to protect your nails
If you really care about nail care, you will not be able to skip the base coat before applying nail polish. This base coat will act as a shield to protect the nail from being stained and damage caused by paint. Moreover, applying the base coat first will help the nail polish color to be more saturated.
5. Indulge in acrylic or gel treatments sparingly.
There is no denying the aesthetic value that gel and acrylic paints bring to our nails. However, these 2 types of paint also bring a lot of harm to the nails. They can last a very long time on nails, which also means that you need specialized tools as well as skilled workers to remove gel / acrylic polish and minimize their damage to nails. Besides, drying the nails with UV rays in drying equipment also has a great effect on the skin of the hands and the strength of the nails. Therefore, you should think carefully before using gel and acrylic polish
6. Add protein-rich food to your diet.
Just like taking care of smooth skin and bouncy hair, nail care also takes a lot of effort. It requires not only physical effects from the outside, but also care from the inside by adding nutritious foods rich in keratin and protein such as seeds, fish, and beans into the daily diet. Besides, you can also add vitamins and food supplements such as vitamin E, and fish oil to optimize nail care efficiency. These can take a long time to see results, but what they bring is truly beyond your expectations.